The 2020 Husqvarna FE 350 is a 350cc four-stroke enduro bike aimed at trail riders looking for a 50-state emissions legal off-road motorcycle. With its midlevel displacement, the FE 350 is designed to offer a 450-like power-to-weight ratio, while maintaining the light and agile feel of a 250. Although it shares many of the same components as the 2020 KTM 350 XCF-W of which it’s based off of, the FE 350 features shock linkage, whereas the 350 XCF-W is equipped with a Progressive Damping System (PDS) shock.
In our review of the FE 350, test rider Allan Brown explained why the FE 350 is best suited to a beginner or intermediate rider in stock trim and that it could suit a higher-level rider with some aftermarket modifications: “The 2020 Husqvarna FE 350 is very easy to ride and it doesn’t feel intimidating when you start out on it. As your skills improve, the bike has the potential to improve with you. The suspension could easily be revalved and the engine is quietly waiting for someone to unleash its potential.”
Before we hit the trails on the 2020 Husqvarna FE 350, we ran it on our in-house dyno. As far as competition in the four-stroke enduro bike segment, the FE 350’s two closest rivals would be the 2020 KTM 350 XCF-W and 2020 Yamaha WR250F. At $10,499, the FE 350 costs the same as the 350 XCF-W and $1,900 more than the WR250F.
Although there technically was an FE 350 model in 2019, it was a dual sport model, and Husqvarna renamed its 350cc four-stroke street-legal dirt bike to “FE 350s” for 2020. After discontinuing its 350cc four-stroke enduro bike in 2017, Husqvarna brought it back in 2020 under the same name of FE 350. With that, the FE 350 has changed significantly since it was last on the market in 2016. In its reemergence among Husqvarna’s lineup, the FE 350 features a completely new chassis, new suspension components, and a new engine.